TWIRL ’16: Week 4

Sunday: 1/24/16

  • 5 miles with one tiny walk break.
  • Feeling grateful for Sunday and not having to run around like a crazy person today.

Monday: 1/25/16

  • ran a hard 3.12 miles.  I’m not going to post the pace as, the more I run with my uncalibrated Garmin (my new one that I got for Christmas), the more I am feeling like it isn’t quite right.  What I can say is that I’m running at higher numbers on the treadmill and it is feeling harder so that has to count for something.
  • Feeling grateful of just the growth I have experienced in my life in the last 8 months.  This new job has changed a lot and despite the crazy stressful times, it also feels pretty damn fantastic, too.

Tuesday: 1/26/16

  • swim club – 2 kms – 1.24 miles
  • Feeling grateful for my bed. I am physically and mentally exhausted.

Wednesday: 1/27/16

  • 3.12 miles hard – approximate time 24:40…I say approximate as my Garmin was acting funny so I guessed based on the treadmill.  I did run progressively harder, which felt pretty damn good.
  • Feeling grateful that I got out and moved, as I didn’t feel like doing anything.

Thursday: 1/28/16

  • I worked…instead of working out.  It sucks, but after working a nearly 12 hour day, I was not in the mood to move.
  • Feeling grateful that I actually got some stuff accomplished.  I was hopeful that it meant for a calmer day tomorrow but I made the mistake of checking my work email before bed and I don’t think that is going to be the case anymore.

Friday: 1/29/16

  • curling lessons
  • run 3.12 hard miles in the work gym
  • Feeling a whole lotta gratitude for a calmer (though still insanely busy) work day.

Saturday: 1/30/16

  • 4.85 miles (1.5 a warm up walk)
  • I will be honest, it was hard finding something to be grateful for today.  My emotions were everywhere – I blame the exhaustion and stress of the past weeks and knowing it will continue for about four more.
  • I guess, at the end of the day, what I’m thankful for is the fact that my emotional health is better….that I allow myself to feel this stuff…get it out of my system and the next day, feel like my normal self again.  It’s taken a long time to get to this place and I’m immensely grateful.

Weekly run mileage: 19.21 miles

Total Swim mileage: 3.78 miles (6.1 kms)

Total run mileage for 2016: 55.03 miles

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